Hillary Clinton Takes Shot At Trump For Coronavirus Response: Try 'Giving a Damn'
Twice-failed presidential candidate slams President on handling of virus
Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus outbreak on Thursday, saying it would help if he actually tried “giving a damn.”
The twice-failed presidential candidate tweeted Trump offering to “spell” out what needs to happen in order to contain the virus.
“I know this is all hard for you, @realdonaldtrump , so let me spell it out,” Mrs. Clinton wrote.
Clinton then suggested the President support measures such as free coronavirus testing, and federally mandated paid sick leave and “giving a damn.”
But some of Clinton's suggestions were already unveiled by House Democrats on Wednesday.
NewsThud reported that Trump had waived all federal student loan interest “until further notice” amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Trump said he had done so by executive action during a ceremony in the Rose Garden Friday afternoon.
“To help our students and their families, I have waived interest on all student loans held by federal government agencies, and that will be until further notice,” Trump said.
“That’s a big thing for a lot of students who have been left in the middle right now.”
Trump also announced at the ceremony that he would declare a national emergency over the virus, which will free up federal resources to help state and local governments respond to the pandemic.
I know this is all hard for you, @realdonaldtrump, so let me spell it out:— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 12, 2020
- Free testing
- Fee waivers
- Emergency sick leave
- Giving a damn
Recovered Coronavirus Patient: ‘Hysteria Has Just Gotten Out of Control’— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) March 13, 2020
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Several colleges and universities across the country have closed and shifted to remote classes amid the outbreak.
Trump’s decision will help Americans who may struggle to keep up with student loan payments during the outbreak, which has rattled the stock market and sowed concerns about the adverse impact on the U.S. economy.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has advised six presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues, praised Trump's handling of the crisis during a Friday interview.
The United States has a head start on containing the coronavirus because of President Trump's unprecedented travel restrictions, Dr. Fauci says."
"Clearly, early on, we made a travel ban with regard to China -- that was a very smart move right there," Fauci said.